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Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in stress genomics
Institution: University of Jyväskylä
Location: Jyväskylä, Central Finland, Finland
Duties: We are seeking an innovative postdoctoral researcher to join our group to study genomic basis of stress tolerance with specific focus on transposable elements (TEs). In our group we investigate how chromosomal inversions, TEs and alternative splicing of the genes affect species’ ability to respond to various environmental stressors. We are focusing on the interaction between these mechanisms at the genomic and phenotypic level using long-read PacBio genome sequencing, specific stress tolerance experiments and northern Drosophila species as a model
Requirements: To be eligible, the candidate needs to have a doctoral (PhD) degree in evolutionary biology, (evolutionary) bioinformatics or in closely related biological field, as well as good communication and writing skills in English. Experience in bioinformatic analyses of different types of genomic data sets is required. Importantly, the candidate should have a strong interest in evolutionary genomics and especially in the role of transposable elements. Experience with molecular biology laboratory methods and/or statistics is an advantage
   
Text: Apply for the job Postdoctoral Researcher in stress genomics The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in stress genomics, starting 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, contract length maximum of two and half years. We are seeking an innovative postdoctoral researcher to join our group to study genomic basis of stress tolerance with specific focus on transposable elements (TEs). In our group we investigate how chromosomal inversions, TEs and alternative splicing of the genes affect species’ ability to respond to various environmental stressors. We are focusing on the interaction between these mechanisms at the genomic and phenotypic level using long-read PacBio genome sequencing, specific stress tolerance experiments and northern Drosophila species as a model. The postdoctoral researcher will join Dr. Maaria Kankare’s research group at the Department of Biological and Environmental Science. S/he will also spend 2 months in the laboratory of Dr. Josefa González at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain (in autumn 2020 or spring 2021) to carry out collaborative bioinformatic analyses in TEs. Our group has strong international collaboration and the selected candidate can also be part of the European Drosophila population Genomics Consortium (droseu.net) that brings together 61 research labs across 27 countries. To be eligible, the candidate needs to have a doctoral (PhD) degree in evolutionary biology, (evolutionary) bioinformatics or in closely related biological field, as well as good communication and writing skills in English. Experience in bioinformatic analyses of different types of genomic data sets is required. Importantly, the candidate should have a strong interest in evolutionary genomics and especially in the role of transposable elements. Experience with molecular biology laboratory methods and/or statistics is an advantage. The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a postdoctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of English language. The annual salary range will be approximately 38,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled. For further details, please contact: Dr. Maaria Kankare, maaria.kankare@jyu.fi . To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide. Please attach the following documents to the online application form: Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity Short application / motivation letter, including research interests and plan List of publications covering all the scientific and other publications of the applicant Relevant certificates / diplomas Short reference letter from two referees Please submit your application at the latest by 22 June 2020 using the online application form. The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.
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